Mark Haber - REINHARDT'S GARDEN

Start: 
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

Join us in celebration of Brazos' own Mark Haber and his debut novel REINHARDT'S GARDEN! The festivities will kick off with a Happy Hour at 6:00pm, complete with drinks, jams, and Brazos friends! The reading and discussion will follow at 6:30pm. Mark Haber will be in conversation with Daniel Pena. 

At the turn of the twentieth century, as he composes a treatise on melancholy, Jacov Reinhardt sets off from his small Croatian village in search of his hero and unwitting mentor, Emiliano Gomez Carrasquilla, who is rumored to have disappeared into the South American jungle—“not lost, mind you, but retired.” Jacov’s narcissistic preoccupation with melancholy consumes him, and as he desperately recounts the myth of his journey to his trusted but ailing scribe, hope for an encounter with the lost philosopher who holds the key to Jacov’s obsession seems increasingly unlikely.

From Croatia to Germany, Hungary to Russia, and finally to the Americas, Jacov and his companions grapple with the limits of art, colonialism, and escapism in this antic debut where dark satire and skewed history converge.

"Melancholy has never felt more euphoric." - Hernán Diaz


Mark Haber’s 2008 collection of stories, Deathbed Conversions, was translated into Spanish in 2017. He has served as a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts translation grant as well as the Best Translated Book Award. He lives in Houston, Texas, where he is a bookseller and the operations manager of Brazos Bookstore.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895620
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Coffee House Press - October 2019